One Dead After Two Vehicle Accident

Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 10:03 am

Two vehicles were involved in a fatal rollover accident Thursday afternoon in the northwest metro.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident happened at about 3:15 yesterday on highway 101 and county road 36 in St. Michael. At least one person was killed and two others were injured in the two vehicle accident.

The Minnesota State Patrol said a 2004 Ford Taurus was traveling northbound on Highway 101 as a 1999 Mercedes was merging onto the highway from County Road 36. The Mercedes sped up to merge, and the Taurus slammed on its breaks as it went from the left lane to the right lane to avoid crashing. The back end of the Taurus lost control, went back into the left lane and hit the back end of the Mercedes, causing both vehicles to rollover into the ditch.

The driver of the Mercedes, 49-year-old Stanislav Tarasov of Otsego, MN., was killed in the crash. The driver of the Taurus, 50-year-old Brian Stichter of Princeton, received minor injuries.

The accident is under investigation.

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